Course overview Course overview
Use Houdini and create amazing effects for film
In addition to teaching you in-depth technical working knowledge of Houdini fractures & rigid body simulations, this course will demonstrate highly effective production-proven techniques for getting beautiful work done quickly. On the job, it is of the utmost importance that your work be highly directable and controllable, so the lessons will focus on workflows that allow you to address notes quickly and accurately. By the end of the class you will have a feature-film-quality destruction shot for your demo reel! *NOTE: Live Q&A sessions will explore the new destruction-related developments in Houdini 17
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Unleashing your creativity
Lectures by Keith Kamholz
Keith Kamholz is a Lead FX Technical Director at DNEG, and he has previously worked at Industrial Light & Magic, Blue Sky Studios, Tippett Studio, and Framestore NY. He's worked on more than 15 feature films, with credit highlights including Pacific Rim: Uprising, Venom, Jurassic World, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, & Ice Age: Continental Drift. Keith has also presented some of his destruction techniques at SIGGRAPH 2018, courtesy of SideFX. He earned a dual-major B.A. in Computer Science & Media Study at SUNY Buffalo, and an M.S. in Digital Imaging and Design at NYU's CADA.
winter TERM Registration
Nov 5, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019
David Nelson / Fall 2017
Keith Really did a phenomenal job. I'm not just saying that. I feel as though I've seriously increased my skill level in Houdini Destruction work after taking his course.
Taylor Tomlinson / Fall 2017
Amazing instructor. Very knowledgeable about the content, learned more during this class then I have in my entire college career. I haven’t even been able to finish it because of things with my family and other classes, so the amount I’ve learned in just 4-5 weeks has been amazing.
Hyunjun Cheong / Spring 2017
He is very good instructor. He try to solve my houdini problem, and it solved! Thanks!
Mohammed Al Abri / Winter 2017
He tremoundusly pushing us to simplif very complex tasks and encourage us to take simple steps each time to build magical stuff. I also admired his modesty & wellness for helping and sharing some of his coolest & production proven techniques, which I didn't find else where.
Robert Wörner / Winter 2017
Keith is a great instructor, I'd love to see him do different courses, not just the destruction course.
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